Eco-lodge help­ing to pro­mote our re­gion

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CHILDERS Eco-lodge has cel­e­brated its first year of op­er­a­tion pro­vid­ing a qual­ity bud­get ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tion to the re­gion.

To mark the oc­ca­sion, back­pack­ers, lo­cal farm­ers and sup­port­ers min­gled around the or­ganic lamb spit roast and camp­fire in the re­laxed at­mos­phere which the Eco-lodge has be­come known for.

Hailed a suc­cess by own­ers Rhys and Vanessa Kum­merow, Childers Eco-lodge has achieved its twin goals of at­tract­ing work­ing back­pack­ers as well as those sight­see­ing for a few­days.

Mr Kum­merow said they had been for­tu­nate to build re­la­tion­ships with rep­utable em­ploy­ers in the area who of­fer hourly paid har­vest work to back­pack­ers.

“Com­bined with pro­vid­ing clean, af­ford­able ac­com­mo­da­tion, we are get­ting good word of mouth re­fer­rals,” he said.

Led by Bund­aberg North Bur­nett Tourism, Mrs Kum­merow will be part of the Bund­aberg, Capricorn and Glad­stone Trade Mis­sion to Syd­ney in Novem­ber, pro­mot­ing the South­ern Great Bar­rier Reef re­gion.

“This will be the first time Childers has had an op­er­a­tor rep­re­sent the area and bring­ing Childers to the at­ten­tion of in­bound tour op­er­a­tors and whole­salers who deal with the in­ter­na­tional tourism mar­ket,” she said.

Bund­aberg North Bur­nett Tourism gen­eral man­ager Rick Matkowski is de­lighted with the suc­cess of the business and con­grat­u­lated the Kum­merow fam­ily.

“Their col­lab­o­ra­tive na­ture is an as­set to the Childers and wider Bund­aberg North Bur­nett des­ti­na­tion and we wish them con­tin­ued suc­cess,” he said.

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